Capaill Liath had Mr David back in third when landing a claimer over 7f here but will find this tougher. Strictly Silver bounced back with a win over a mile here last month and can figure again, but recent winners Jungle Bay and Emkanaat are upped in class. Noble Deed is better over 6f, though Loyalty is a leading contender as he had Atlantis Crossing behind when scoring at Kempton last month and is only 3lb higher today. NASSAU STORM is without a win this year but has slipped down the weights as a consequence and it could be his turn today after a close-up fifth to the progressive Tasrih at Kempton earlier in the month.
Loyalty 7-2 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Verse Of Love (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Noble Deed 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, hung left over 1f out, ran on, caught post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Annunciation (9-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Rearing in stalls, slowly away, ridden and some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Loyalty (8-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Nassau Storm 5-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, good headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong unable to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 1l behind Tasrih (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Capaill Liath (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Held up in touch on inside, headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led and edged right inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Kempton 7f clm stks (5) pol beating Ocean Legend (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Mr David (USA) 3-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort on outer over 1f out, challenging when rider dropped whip inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 5, shd behind Naabegha (9-5) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Strictly Silca 14-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway and not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, ridden and ran on to lead inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (4) pol in Nov beating Araqella (8-9) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Emkanaat 2-1fav (9-8) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance 1f out, found no extra and held inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Brother Tiger (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Jungle Bay 5-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Seek The Fair Land (9-4) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Liberty Jack (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 6l behind Tasrih (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.